Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:17
Levern and Myra Love of Hillsboro marked their 70th wedding anniversary Oct. 18.
Six weeks after their wedding in 1942 at Emporia, Levern was inducted into the Navy and served for three years of active duty. Myra Lee (Irwin) was employed in defense work and as a nurse in Emporia and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Levern worked 37 years as an electrician and also farmed. The couple raised five children, have 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
For most of their adult lives, the couple lived in the Lebo and Neosho Rapids area. They moved to Hillsboro five years ago to be near their daughter, Jane King of Marion, and niece Lindy Wiens of Hillsboro.